Are E-cigarettes the E-asy Way Out of Smoking?
Cigarette packs have been mandatorily carrying a warning stating ‘Smoking is injurious to Health’, while some countries have resorted to even more graphic visuals of victims of smoking. However, this has done precious little to encourage smoking cessation. It is only through awareness created by NGOs and global healthcare organizations that we observe initiatives to stop smoking among the smoking population. Moreover, focus on introducing therapies for smoking cessation has led to development of various alternative therapies in the global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market. Nicotex, Nicogum, Smokefree, and KwikNic are some of the major nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) brands available in the smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market. Nicotine addiction is in fact a major contributing factor for higher sales of cigarettes. Therefore, nicotine de-addiction products such as nicotine gums and patches are commercialized in the market.
Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) were the first FDA approved products for smoking cessation treatment. Besides, Buproprion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) are the two non-nicotine FDA approved products intended for smoking cessation. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are other emerging products aiding in nicotine de-addiction. E-cigarettes can be nicotine-based on non-nicotine based.
The global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market was valued at US$ 11,285.7 million in 2015 and is expected to witness a moderate CAGR of 17.3% during the forecast period (2016 – 2024).
Figure 1. Global Smoking Cessation & Nicotine De-addiction Products Market Size and Forecast, US$ Million and Y-o-Y Growth (%), 2014–2024
Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2017)
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E-cigarettes: An emerging segment in the smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market
E-cigarette is an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) that is regulated by FDA. E-cigarettes are effective in reducing tobacco related health conditions, while NRTs work best for smoking cessation. E-cigarettes are a potential threat to tobacco based cigarettes, at the same time an opportunity for tobacco manufacturers to enter the new emerging segment catering to the smoking population. Companies such as BAT, Lorillard, Japan Tobacco International, and Philip Morris International (PMI) collaborated with/acquired smaller firms who developed e-cigarettes. This provides major companies in the cigarettes market to compensate for their on-going downward sales of cigarettes. This would give a major boost to the overall smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market. Furthermore, the consideration that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes, no smoke and thus no risk of passive smoking, allowed to use even in no-smoking places, varying nicotine levels and availability in various flavors are some of the major driving factors for e-cigarettes market.
High smoking rates and nicotine addiction
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco results in one premature death every six seconds globally. Moreover, in 2015, over 1.1 billion people smoked tobacco globally, with the rate increasing in Africa and Mediterranean Region. Also, tobacco smoking prevalence is the highest in Asia. Therefore, this could be a potential market for the manufacturers in the global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market. Nicotine being a major addictive component, is harmful to active and passive smokers. Furthermore, concerns regarding the uptake of e-cigarettes by non-smokers considering it as safe for smoking is deterring growth of e-cigarettes in unregulated markets such as India.
Creating awareness about health impacts related to smoking to aid the growth of smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market
Around 7 out of 10 of smokers in the U.S. reported the desire to quit smoking in 2015, as per results of a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, lack of motivation, support, and also proper therapy guidance is hindering uptake of smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products. Furthermore, use of e-cigarettes in unregulated markets such as India and Africa is under surveillance by regulatory authorities. The WHO has expressed concern over the sale of e-cigarettes in India openly through online marketplace and has advised companies to include health warnings when marketing the product, unless substantial evidences confirming its safety are found.
As the name suggests, smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products help smokers and other tobacco users overcome their addiction. Smoking cessation products and nicotine de-addiction products work in the form of gap fillers or as urge controllers to the actual nicotine and tobacco, which does relatively less harm to the body and helps diminish the powerful urge for smoking or consuming other tobacco products. Such products are in the form of chewable gums, lozenges, patches and e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are the latest innovation, which can potentially replace cigarettes and favor the growth in smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market over the forecast period (2016–2024). According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Office on Smoking and Health, in 2016, the use of e-cigarette grew by around 900% from 2011 to 2015 among high school students. E-cigarettes are commonly used product form of tobacco among youth in the U.S., surpassing conventional tobacco products such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and hookahs.
Rise in depression and anxiety among the population globally is one of the major factors expected to favor market growth for smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products. Rising trend among teenagers for taking up smoking products and e-cigarettes due to increasing peer pressure are further favoring growth of the global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market. The market is estimated to witness considerable revenue traction over the forecast period, due to increasing lifestyle changes and government initiatives promoting smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products in Asia and European countries is in turn expected to support growth of the smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market in the near future. According to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, every March 9, is celebrated as national no-smoking day, which in turn is expected to favor increase in awareness about smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products among the population. This is expected to favor growth of the smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market over the forecast period
This report segments the global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market on the basis of product type, distribution channel and geography. On the basis of product type, the market is categorized into nicotine replacement therapy, drugs and e-cigarettes. Nicotine replacement therapy is further divided into OTC and prescription, which consists further sub type as nicotine spray, nicotine inhalers, nicotine gum and nicotine transdermal patches included in OTC and nicotine sublingual tablets and nicotine lozenges included in prescription. The Nicotine therapy includes a sub-type as drug therapy, which further includes prescription drugs named as varenicline and zyban further the e-cigarettes are divided into three subtypes such as modular, disposable and rechargeable. Furthermore, on the basis of distribution channel, the market is segmented into hospitals pharmacies, online channels, retail pharmacies and others. For comprehensive understanding of market dynamics, the global Smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market is analyzed across key geographical regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East. Each of these regions is analyzed on basis of market findings across major countries in these regions for a macro-level understanding of the market.
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